An informal five-hour champagne party is happening tonight at MistralKitchen beginning at 5pm.
You pay $100 to get in, and then you eat stuff—oysters, crudo, pork belly, cheeses, charcuterie, vegetarian whatnot—while sampling from about 30 sparkling wines. It’s not a table-to-table sort of tasting, the staff is just going to be pouring different champers all night long (plus some sparkling wines—remember only wines made in the Champagne region of France can be called champagne).
What will you taste? Mistral is popping about 30 different sparklers. Among them is a 2003 L. Aubry Fils Le Nombre d’Or Campanae Veteres Vites Brut; a 2005 Soter Brut Rose from the Willamette Valley; a NV Gaston Chiquet Cuvée de Reserve Brut; a NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne…and so forth.